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Amputee Melissa Stockwell refuses to slow down

Updated: March 6, 2013, 1:37 PM ET
By Sarah Spain

In April 2004, Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell lost her left leg to a roadside bomb, becoming the first female American soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq war. A year and a day later, she was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, a shiny new prosthetic leg and a new outlook on life.

Ive done more in my life with one leg than I ever wouldve done with two, she said. Life is short. You might as well do the things you wanna ...

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